Yup, failure to participate in the global economic game will rust your battleship.
First Sino-Russian joint naval escort sets sail
(Source: PLA Daily) 2009-09-14
At 17:32 on September 10, local time, the “Setting Sail Ceremony of the Sino-Russian Joint Escort” began, Wang Zhiguo and Rear Admiral Sergei Aliokminski, commanders of the Sino-Russian joint escort taskforce, and 100-plus Chinese escort officers and men and 7 officers from the Russian Navy spoke out the same mind on the flight deck of the “Zhoushan” warship: to safeguard the peace and tranquility of the mission waters in the Gulf of Aden with friendly and cooperative spirit and brave and loyal conviction.
After the ceremony, the first joint escort of the Sino-Russian naval escort taskforce kicked off formally. At that moment, the “Zhoushan” warship and the “Admiral Tributs” warship, as well as 16 merchant ships escorted by the first Sino-Russian joint escort taskforce, including the “Jiaxin” and the “Zhenhua 14” merchant ships blew the whistle for 60 seconds altogether.
Soon, the merchant ships formed into two columns and sailed towards the sea area to the east of the Gulf of Aden under the escort of the Chinese and Russian warships on both sides.
By Zhu Da and Yu Zifu